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How the Spartans Were Conquered

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Been on deck nearly 10 days and this deployment may prove to be darkest night as compared to last year’s glorious days of ruggedness. Last deployment I had a rifle company that lived in an OP that looked like something out of the Road Warrior. Watchtowers festooned with machine guns and grenade launchers overlooked the […]

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The Longest Day

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Everyone who has spent any time in the military is familiar with the concept known as ‘hurry up, and wait.’ Waiting is fundamental to Marine Corps doctrine. Why, you may ask? Because if we eliminated waiting from our planning and operations we would be back from our deployment already and that is just not acceptable. […]

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